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How Trauma Survivors’ Hypervigilance Can Be Eased Through Mindful Noticing

Trauma survivors hypervigilance occurs when the brain works overtime to keep you safe after a traumatic event but you can calm it through mindfulness.Because many of my clients have experienced trauma survivors’ hypervigilance, a question often comes up: “Maria, how do I distinguish between a deliberate and mindful noticing that you encourage and the hyper-alert response that I’m having from my trauma? Can a practice of mindfulness help me calm my hypervigilance? I mean I’m already noticing every little thing! How can mindfully noticing more help me?” 

These are great questions! I hope this article gives you some answers and strategies you can start using today to calm hypervigilance.

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